Hexateuch

noun
Hexa·​teuch | \ ˈhek-sə-ˌtük How to pronounce Hexateuch (audio) , -ˌtyük \

Definition of Hexateuch

: the first six books of the Bible

First Known Use of Hexateuch

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hexateuch

hexa- + Greek teuchos book — more at pentateuch

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“Hexateuch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hexateuch. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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